Job search networking group presentations starting 1/29/24

I got a job!!!


Monday, January 29 at 10:30 am., Stuart Weiner will join The Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ  to present, “Detecting Job Offer Scams.” In this presentation, you will learn the techniques scammers use to get your personal information. These scams usually start with an email, text message, or communication on a social media platform from someone interested in hiring you. This presentation will detail how you should do your homework to avoid being a victim of a scam.

Stuart Weiner works with small to medium-sized medical practices to help them develop and maintain strong compliance programs that will enable them to meet their obligations under both federal and state healthcare regulations. He is also active with PSGCNJ where he often hosts our Zoom meetings and serves on the Marketing and Events Committee.

PSGCNJ has established a pre-registration system for Zoom meetings. Please visit Zoom Registration and register by our 11 pm Friday deadline prior to the Monday morning meeting. Please make sure to save the link you are emailed so you have it for Monday’s meeting.

Please stay on today’s Zoom call from 11:30 am to noon for the importance of meditation in your job search hosted by Victoria Squazzo, a certified Reiki master/teacher, holistic practitioner of Ayurveda and emotion code practitioner. Victoria has been in private practice since 2014 and completed a Yoga certification in 2022. She regularly teaches private/small group Yoga and Meditation classes and Reiki certification classes. This will be a monthly PSGCNJ feature. We will be announcing future dates.

Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from noon-12:30 am as Maya Ollson, career consultant, founder of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement and a frequent speaker for PSGCNJ, facilitates a 30-minute Q&A session to answer your job search questions from noon-12:30 pm in our “Ask Maya” segment.


Job Seekers meets via Zoom this Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 PM to 9:00. Allison Roberts presents a workshop on Job Search Techniques.

  • Your Resume Demystified
  • The Importance of Networking
  • Where to Find Jobs
  • Nailing the Interview
  • Other Ideas

This week the meeting is online only.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 6416 8449

Passcode: 005505

One tap mobile +13052241968,,86964168449#,,,,


For phone only dial 929 436 2866 and enter ID + passcode.

Also, if you would like to give back to the community and add experience to your resume, volunteer for Job Seekers of Montclair. Reply to for details.

You can always find out information about meetings from our website,


Friday, February 2, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Gary Lande – Developing and Customizing Your Master Resume

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description:  Are the companies you have applied to calling you for interviews? Are you receiving calls from recruiters? Are you certain your resume is not getting screened out by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? 

A strong resume helps you put your best foot forward, sets you apart from your competition, and gets you the interview. In “Developing Your Master Resume,” you will learn how to put together a resume that spans your entire career and accomplishments. Your master resume will be the basis for creating the customized resume you submit for each job opportunity. You will also be shown how to avoid getting rejected by an ATS.

 This presentation includes valuable guidance on resume appearance, format, and content.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

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Monday, February 5, VJ Niles,” Pivot and Progress: How to Take Two Steps Forward Instead of Three Steps Backwards.”, PSGCNJ


Please join us for our third Career Conversations with Tony webinar of the year on Tuesday 2/6 at 10am ET. He’ll present: “Steps to Take When Changing Careers”. Register now at: All are welcome. Q & A will follow.

Meetings are held on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays at 10am ET, with rare exceptions, and will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. We are booked through March. Be sure to check our webpage for a list of webinar dates, topics, descriptions, presenters, their contact info, and the registration link once it’s available, at:


Thursday, February 8, 2024, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST, JVS Job-seekers Virtual Workshop, Using AI to Improve Your Resume and Cover Letters – A Deep Dive

Have you dabbled in using Artificial Intelligence like ChatGPT in your job search or do you shy away from new technology?

Don’t let new technology intimidate you.

During this webinar, we are going to make ChatGPT your new best friend. We will take a deep dive into using AI to not only improve your resume, but also make writing cover letters easier and less time consuming.

Topics we will cover include: 

*Which Artificial Intelligence application should you use?

*Suggestions to improve your resume using AI.

*Tips for writing a cover letter template and how to customize it for each job application.

*Security of AI – What are the risks?

You will leave with AI prompts and tips as well as a one-page resource document to refer to throughout your job search.  

There will be 20 minutes of open networking

with fellow job seekers after the presentation.


Holly Adams



February 8, 2024 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Our next NJSENG meeting. Our speaker will be David Schuchman. David will discuss “Communicate Your Professional Skills”. Please reserve your seat by emailing me at MartyLatman@…. Include in the email Subject Line – “Reserve My Seat for 2-8-24 NJSENG Meeting”. Below is further information on the presentation.

 Communicate Your Professional Skills

Would you like to know how to identify careers that match the skills and passions that you have? Then, would you like to know ways to communicate your skills to hiring managers? This presentation discusses just that. You’ll learn how to identify your hard and soft skills, and discover effective techniques for assessing, valuing and promoting your professional skills.

 Our speaker, David Schuchman, is an Information Technology professional with a true passion for technology implementation, as well as applications design, development, and IT operations. He is a seasoned Informational Technology professional with over 30 years of experience. He spent his corporate career as an Information Technology leader in the financial services, transportation, and healthcare industries. Since 2014, David is an Information Technology services, training, and management consultant with his own company, Princeton Technology Advisors, LLC

David is an active leader in the job seeker support community. This passion began in 2012 with his first of 2 job losses. He is the current Executive Chair of the Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County in Princeton, NJ. In addition, David is a co-facilitator for New Jersey Job Seekers in Princeton, NJ. And he is on the boards of The Career Support Group at St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton, NJ and The Breakfast Club of New Jersey in East Brunswick, NJ. 

Additionally, David is often requested to present topical programs and Information Technology training classes to business groups, adult schools, job seeker support groups and public libraries.


Friday, February 9, 2024⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Janice Coleman – Touchdown in the Game of Goals: Stay In It to Win It

Location:  The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description: Staying in the game with your goals is crucial. It might be tempting to punt on your aspirations during your job search. But remember, you’re in it to win it. Keep your eye on the end zone.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

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February 10, 2924,, 8:00 -10:00 AM  join The Breakfast Club NJ Monthly Meeting with a presentation by Sharon Bussey – “TBD”. Sign on  instructions at Please share this with other groups you may be in.  Join us on at: to RSVP for the meeting.


February 10, 2024, Upcoming MCT meeting,Topic: “Tools for Staying Organized in Job Search” Speaker: JB B,rigati

Location: In-Person at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern, PA and via Zoom

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration link coming soon

Monday, February 12, Chui Senanayake, “Navigating the Dynamic Job Market Landscape.”, PSGCNJ


Friday, February 16⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Sam Velu – AI for Job Seekers

The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description:  Please check back for program description.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

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Monday, February 12th, 2024 at 7:30pm., Our Next Session is “Actionable Advice for Enhancing your Career – Whether you are Working or Looking for Work”    

The Career Management Group at Church of the Presentation is for those who are unemployed, under-employed, looking to enhance their career or just considering a career change.  

We meet monthly in a welcoming, low-pressure setting.  

This session will have something for everyone – whether you are working and hoping to advance, thinking about a career move or actively searching for a job.  Our volunteers will be covering a number of topics – all focused on your career growth.  We hope you’ll join us.

This hybrid session will be:

In Person:

Church of the Presentation (in the Jerusalem Room)

271 W. Saddle River Rd.

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458


We will also be on-line:

Zoom Link:

All are welcome to come to these sessions and we hope to see you there! 

If you have concerns or questions at any time about your job, a search for a job, networking, assistance with interviews, etc. simply email with your name, email address and a brief introduction and we will be happy to assist.


Friday, February 23⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Ed Samuel – Networking Gone Wrong

The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

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Friday, March 1⋅9:45am – 12:00pm

Bart Jackson – Getting a Grip on Your Career — Wiser Choices

The Princeton Public Library. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542

Description:  In truth, most folks hit what they aim at. How do you lift your head out of that narrow rut that defines your career as a series of jobs and list of skills? What practical tactics will rip off the blinders, reveal opportunities, and set your precious energies on the road to fulfillment – and fun? With great good humor, we will look at the examples of some amazing individuals, showing how their career choices (good & blunderful) made all the difference. Then, we’ll attack your individual needs, and lay out some solid some solid strategies. No slides – no PowerPoint – bring notebook.

Organizer: Mercer County PSG Events

Mercer County PSG Events

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 Pre-Recorded Podcasts

In this article, IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman shares survey results on how to increase engagement in virtual meetings


 This video podcast explores the preferences, experiences, attitudes and behaviors of organizers and attendees of virtual events that have been held in the wake of COVID-19. It also delves into the priorities that organizers, sponsors, and vendors should address to ensure a positive experience for event attendees and how to capitalize of virtual event opportunities.

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. The library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at:

 PSG of Mercer County website has now grown to 35 eLearning sites. Many are free, but not all. Check out some of these eLearning sites at:




General Resources

The mission of is to provide ONE website where anyone who is unemployed or under-employed, can find everything they need to help with his or her career search that will result in employment.

Any formed group that assists members in educating, coaching, career testing, job lead, networking connections, mentoring, counseling, or support, while providing a safe place for the job seeker, is welcome to be listed on the or website.  For more information and a schedule of events go to  

Recurring Meetings

Sundays from 9:00 – 9:30 am: George Pace, an IT Technology Leader, in Partnership with TBCNJ, host a weekly LIVE Webinar every Sunday to discuss:

  •       The latest Federal / State news as it relates to the Job Market 

are un/underemployed, in/considering a career transition. Sessions are facilitated primarily by longtime group facilitator and Career Coach, Tony Calabrese, of Absolute Transitions, LLC, or an esteemed guest presenter. Login info will be emailed the day

Every Tuesday 1-2:00pm, Join Ken Lang for his weekly LinkedIn Live! event. Register here at or you can watch the broadcast live from Ken’s LinkedIn profile – 

  prior to the webinar, but registration officially closes at 8am the morning of each webinar. All are welcome. Q & A will follow. Be sure to check our webpage for: dates, topics, presenters, webinar descriptions, and the registration link at: To receive an invite to join our listserv for occasional announcements and reminders, volunteer or recommend a thought-leader or topic, or if you have any questions, please email Tony at:


The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors (NhN) has now changed its operating model from virtual meetings, face to face meeting to a one-on-one mentor/coach model. Our leaders and others who volunteer and are vetted by founder will offer one on one sessions with our membership information and a large amounts of resources for NhNUSA may be found at There is both a registration for members needing help, along with a registration for applying to be a coach/mentor.  Please feel free to use the free career resources on this site and join their Linked-In group.  


Neighbors-helping Neighbors USA ) founded on January 27,2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, Facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 12 years.


Join William Paterson University Alumni Association virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.  We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next. 

 Every Wednesday at 9:30, psgmc (Professional Services Group Morris County) presents a virtual meeting.  They provide relevant speakers to help with your job search, as well as provide a forum to networks. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Dale at for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.


Wednesdays – Job Seekers of Montclair is a free, job search training and support group open to all. We have professional speakers on a variety of job search topics including recognizing your accomplishments, developing your resume, networking, interview preparation, and dealing with road blocks.

Job Seekers of Montclair meets every Wednesday in person and on Zoom at 7:30 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Information about the upcoming meeting can be found on our website.

While you are there, you can join our low volume e-mail list where we send announcements of upcoming meetings or helpful information. Just click on Subscribe on the home page.

You may also link to an Internet-friendly version of our schedule from our website. 

There is no meeting of Job Seekers this week. The next meeting is in person (with additional Zoom access) on January 3. Join Dr. Mark Arnowitz, adjunct professor at Caldwell University and counselor for life changing events, who will conduct a workshop on Coping with Change.


1st and 3rd Thursday of the month The Northwest New Jersey Career Club (NWNJCC) led by Nancy Mackowiak, will conduct an ONLINE ZOOM Meeting regarding current job search issues and challenges. This group previously met at the Mount Olive Public Library. To join the meeting, join the Facebook group ‘Northwest New Jersey Career Club’ and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you, a day before the meeting.

Free Computer Classes at Neptune Public Library. Registration required:

Thursday, June 29 5:30p-7:30p [PowerPoint]

 The basics class is discontinued and being done on an individual basis through diagnostic testing modules.

 To register, contact:

 Laura Myers

Neptune Public Library



The Professional Service Group (PSG) of Mercer County is a community program providing enrichment seminars for professionals in transition who are seeking new employment opportunities or exploring new career paths. PSG of Mercer County meets each Friday morning at 10:00am. Meetings are always free, open to all, and do NOT require you to register in advance. Please check the PSG of Mercer County website 

Event Calendar for upcoming programs:


Careers in Transition meets virtually the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM EST except for July 6, 2024. Each meeting offers: (1) various speakers and topics related to job search and career development (2) Resume Review.

Read more about us:

To ensure the security of our virtual meetings, invitations will be emailed directly only to members who register for the meeting.  Registration will be open until 5PM EST Friday before each meeting.

Link to sign up: :





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